Welcome to Living Lerwick Ltd

Our Principal Aim - To work together to create a more vibrant, viable and sustainable town centre for Lerwick

Lerwick Town Centre is designated as a Business Improvement District (BID) from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2021. Living Lerwick Ltd, a company directed by business owners/managers in the area, will manage the delivery of the projects devised to improve the area. Further details on the projects are within the Business Plan.

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Small Town, Big Heart

About Collage


The priorities identified by businesses are our objectives. These are:

  • To increase the footfall in the town centre through large and small events - More Footfall
  • To increase promotion of Lerwick town centre and particularly its businesses - More Marketing
  • To lobby local and national government for a workable solution to parking control so that our customers can access our premises easily - More informed decisions making on access
  • To provide more seating, an annual flower scheme and Christmas lights and work with others towards physical improvements, making Lerwick town centre a nicer place to be - More Attractive
  • To provide more business information, networking opportunities, advocacy on issues facing businesses and encourage inter-business working - More Business Support

Upcoming Events


Shetland Comedy presents Stand Up Open Mic at the String

18 Oct 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm

FREE ENTRY (donations on the door) Doors - 7pm* Show - 7.30pm Being hosted for the first time by up-and-coming local stand up comedian Neil Tindall, and with other regular performers already signed up, this will be an excellent night to show your support for emerging comics in the isles, and a great way to start the weekend! A typical sign-up-on-the-night format, the Open Mic provides a platform for folk wanting to try out new material to an informal and friendly crowd. Perhaps even try stand up comedy for the very first time! And not just stand up - funny poems, songs and stories are also encouraged. Absolutely anyone is welcome to give it a go. Why not start your weekend off with a meal downstairs in The String restaurant before having a giggle and a few drinks? Call 01595 694921 to book a table. *Arrive on time to avoid disappointment - venue has very limited capacity. ** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT - WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE MATERIAL WILL BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES **

Category: Business Events


Trick or Treat on Da Street

18-26 Oct 2019 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Join in the Lerwick Town Trick or Treat Trail where participating shops will have some spooky Halloween fun in store for you! Pick up a form and a bag at the Camera Centre. Bring your completed form back to the Camera Centre for an extra prize! The trick or treat trail will start on Friday 18th October through to Satruday 26th October. Each shop taking part will display a SPOOKY image somewhere in their shop, you need to find it and note it down on your sheet. When you have found it then that shop will pop a little treat in your bag. Dressing up is optional but we would love to see your spooky costumes! Please hand your form back into the Camera Centre when completed. This is a FREE EVENT

Category: Window Trail Competitions


Forgotton Sons at Captain Flints

25 Oct 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Music from Forgotten Sons Free entry Friday, 25 October 2019 from 21:00-23:00 Over 18